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Youngs Vegie Shed
Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more
An autistic boy, 12 years, 90 kg. He eats chocolate spread, biscuits, white bread sandwich, burgers, juice, apple. Less physical exercise. Does this af?
Effluvium: This question has been wondered about for many years. The problem and evaluating an answer is that you need a quantitative assessment of hair loss. This is extremely difficult to do with body hair, and somewhat easier to do with scalp hair. It is thought that the seasonal changes in hormones in temperature may indeed result in loss. I personally do not believe this exists. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Meat can be an excellent source of nutrition. I am wary of commercial meat from animals fed gmo foods & given hormones/antibiotics as these can be toxic, but grass-fed organic meat is very healthful and a good source of zinc, protein, essential fatty acids & other immune-enhancing nutrients. Even if one eats meat it is wise to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Prognosis for kids: With autistic spectrum disorder depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. Studies show 14-44% favorable outcomes.(http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3619174/). Having had early communication & iq > 70 (stable from ~ age 7) are good signs. Social/adaptive skills remain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5'3 105 pound 14 yo female 32A cup...will she get her breasts larger after anorexia? She's in recovery. Her body fat percentage is high.
Will low carb eating with mostly greens, small protein, and fruit lower resting heart rate? Lost 12 pounds. From 70-80 to 50-60?
Healthier: sounds like you are getting healthier - generally a lower pulse is present in healthier folks ...Read more
See below: Spoiling has consequences that go beyond the immediate trouble of managing an unruly, spoiled child. It sets up patterns that can last a lifetime. Spoiled kids have not learned to work for something that they really want. There is no work ethic- no lesson to really strive for something. They get what they want through manipulation, they develop a dysfunctional way of relating to people-parents. ...Read more
How can I boost my 8ry old immune system. He eats ok food, runs around, gets sunshine, verrucas persisting for more than 2yrs. Vitamin supplements??
No worries: Persistent warts are not due to a weak immune system; it doesn't indicate any immune system problem. Activity and balanced diet are healthful, but not likely to help his warts. They'll clear up eventually. Or if large or in a bothersome spot, speak with his pediatrician about treatment. In meantime, this is no reason to worry about his general health. ...Read more
"all of the above": Healthy intestinal tract goes with healthy intestinal flora(microbes)-80%of the fecal mass.You can maintain that with fermented foods:yogurt, keffir, sauerkraut, pickles, .... Healthy flora helps the digestion and produces for us multiple vitamins from the b-s and k, that we absorb. We live in symbiosis with those bacteria helping each other. If you eat right - no gasses, regular bowel movement, ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are full-grown: Once the growth plates of your bones have fused it is impossible to grow any more. Generally this occurs 2-3 years after a woman starts menstruating. You need to accept that this is your height. Height is mostly determined by our genes. Diet and lifestyle measures to increase your production of HGH when you were younger may have helped a bit, but it is too late to help now. But 5'3" is average. ...Read more
Depends: A balanced diet/proper sleep and exercise can sustain your best growth. However, some at 16 may have finished and diet/exercise/etc will not change that.A single x-ray of the wrist/hand can reveal the growth centers.If open, more growth is possible, if closed, it is finished. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should my child be diagnosed w/ ftt when she's healthy overall just thin (very active/low appetite) & genetically comes from 2 tiny families?
Can be normal- but..: This can be normal but i would like to know more about her growth curve. If it is essentially a normal curve but on the small side, it may be ok. If her growth curve has changed significantly in the last year, then i would typically recommend some dietary interventions such as adding healthy oils, nut butters and even a supplemental shake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok brkfast for weight loss? I don't hav fast metabolism.18 male 5'9 170. Trying 2 get to 150.4blackberrys, 1boiled egg, 1 activia, 12 almonds, cup skimmilk
Need a balanced diet: Your bmi is currently at the upper limit of normal. If you are muscular, it would be inappropriate to try to get your weight down to 150 lbs. You need to strive to eat a well balanced diet that you can maintain, rather than try some fad diet to temporarily lose weight, only to regain it once you eat more normally. ...Read more